Many rural Alaskan communities are trying to revive their cultures and languages. But some mental health experts say that in order to revitalize their communities and their families, they first have to acknowledge and heal from the pains of the past. APRN’s Anne Hillman learned about historical trauma as part of an on-going series looking at Culture in Alaska. Download Audio

As part of an on-going series on Alaska’s cultural connections, we’re taking A Closer Look at cross-cultural adoption. Last winter, Anchorage resident Sarah Gonzales and her husband adopted a beautiful healthy baby boy; they met him when he was one day old at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. She shares her thoughts about how to integrate his birth culture in their family life. Download Audio

On this edition of A Closer Look KSKA presents a profile of the Anchorage School District as presented by its superintendent, Carol Comeau. The Anchorage Chamber of Commerce had invited Superintendent Comeau to describe the district's overall status and what influences were likely to impact the 2011-2012 school term. KSKA: Monday 9/5 at 1:00 pm and Saturday 9/10 at 5:30 pm

Double click photo for captions or to enlarge. Monday, Aug. 22 @ 1:00 pm & Saturday Aug. 27 at 6:30 pm The Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory is located in Anchorage, but its mission is to serve police departments and trooper stations across the state. On A Closer Look, KSKA’ s Len Anderson takes us on an audio tour of the new state Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory under construction and set for completion in June, 2012.

Mon., Aug. 1 at 1:00 pm and Sat. Aug. 6 at 6:30 pm Title 21, it's sweeping; it's controversial; and often it's confusing. For nearly 10 years Anchorage has grappled with rewriting Title 21, the municipality's land use code, but for many its details remain hazy. Join us for an on-going series on the project Mondays at 1:00 pm on A Closer Look, starting August 1.

Quietly and so far without the fanfare of the dedication ceremony, the long awaited Senior Care Center opened at the Providence Health and Services...

On August 24th, Alaska voters will decide the fate of Ballot Measure Two, which requires parental or guardian notification or a special court waiving...

On this week's A Closer Look, KSKA focused on Ballot Measure One which will appear on the August 24th state primary ballot. ...

Photo by Chuck Choi. This afternoon on A Closer Look, we'll take an audio tour of the Anchorage Museum's new Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center that...

Tuesday afternoon on KSKA, A Closer Look features an Alaska Native physician who specializes in bridge building. First Dr. Ted Mala surmounted national...

Alaskan writers have been busy this year and two local favorites have new books out. On Tuesday, June 15's A Closer Look, Haines Author Heather Lende writes...

On this edition of KSKA's A Closer Look, we examine the major propositions on the April 6th, Anchorage municipal ballot. Four involve capital projects...

As this year's Iditarod draws to a close, top dog drivers are moving as fast as they can to Nome. But Rod Perry...

The Social Security administrative appeals process represents one of the largest judicial systems in the world. Most of the millions of disability benefits...

A Closer Look is a half hour program on KSKA that gives us the opportunity to explore beyond our news stories and offer you...

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, spent a week in Alaska recently to gather information and input on the...

Photo by Zen Naylor, The Northern Light On this week's A Closer Look, we present the story of an Anchorage School Board member Macon Roberts...

Today KSKA introduces A Closer Look, a half hour program that allows us to present in more depth either that background of our news...